Cannot build perl on FreeBSD 8.0

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Sun Feb 7 18:53:01 UTC 2010

Warren Block writes:

>  > Not yet. I'm trying to do this - a lot of ports depend on perl, and I
>  > get stuck with it.
>  > No, there are no any extra settings in /etc/make.conf.
>  You may be running into the situation where something Perl needs can't 
>  run because of mixed libraries.
>  For the 7-8 major version upgrade, it's usually easier and faster to 
>  save your pkg_info output, backup /usr/local/etc, and pkg_delete 
>  everything.  Then update the ports tree and start installing ports from 
>  scratch.
>  There may be a way to automate that, like feeding the saved pkg_info 
>  output to portupgrade.  I haven't done it often enough to investigate.

	pkg_sort, which is part of portupgrade, is a useful tool.

						Robert Huff

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